40 years as an analog circuit designer and electronic system architect, specializing in the entertainment industry, specifically professional audio and video systems. Currently president and chief engineer of Jensen Transformers, Inc. www.jensen-transformers.com. Prior jobs with Quad-Eight Electronics (now defunct maker of large recording consoles), Laser Images, Inc. (producer of laser light show "Laserium", and Capitol Records (manager of electronic development engineering). I hold 4 patents and do a lot of technical writing and lecturing at trade shows and universities about the widely misunderstood topic of grounding and ground loops - and the problems they cause. I'm a life fellow of the Audio Engineering Society and a life senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. I live in Oxnard, CA. In my youth, I was an avid drag racing enthusiast and, with the help of my dad (a mechanic), built a modified 1955 Chevy than ran "C-gas" class and won many trophies.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.